The family of the sunbather that was run over by a beach service truck in May while on the beach is now suing the city. On May 14, 34-year-old Erik Rabon was sunbathing in Myrtle Beach when a lifeguard on a beach-service truck struck and ran over him. In the accident, reports say it was likely that Rabon was sleeping on the beach, then he was run over and dragged by the head through the sand.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Rabon’s brother is now suing the city of Myrtle Beach and Huggins Beach Service, the company that supplies the trucks. Rabon’s vertebrae in his neck was crushed, and he still remains in the hospital, unable to walk or breathe on his own. He also has spinal-cord and brain injuries. City officials have not commented on the case. However, some of the city’s policies for drivers on the beach have changed.